[Mythic Delirium News] Three questions for C. S. E. Cooney + THE TWICE-DROWNED SAINT is here!

/ Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 / No Comments »

Debut day has arrived for C. S. E. Cooney’s new novel The Twice-Drowned Saint, our first release of Mythic Delirium’s 25th anniversary celebration!

Notice the kitty at the top.

Photo by Anita Allen. Notice the kitty at the top.

So yes, as of today, The Twice-Drowned Saint is available everywhere books are sold. And if your local store doesn’t have it, ask them to carry it, because they totally can.

Mythic Delirium will have a presence at Boskone 60 from Feb. 17-19, and if you want to get a signed copy, that’s the place to be. Anita and I will be manning a table in the dealer’s room, and authors C. S. E. Cooney and Theodora Goss will be present for a book party Saturday the 18th at 5:30 p.m. and group reading Sunday the 19th at 11:30 a.m. (Click here to see my schedule; click here to see Claire’s schedule; click here to see Dora’s schedule.)

We hope to see you there, but in case you can’t make it (or even if you can) here’s a bit of extra to make up for not getting to hang out with us in person right this moment:

Three questions for C. S. E. Cooney

Q: What does it mean to you to have The Twice-Drowned Saint available as a standalone novel?

Well, first of all and most stunningly, the standalone novel has new cover art by Lasse Paldanius—as well as a series of internal illustrations at the beginning of each chapter that are brutal and beautiful glimpses into the fifteen angels’ personalities—and the chapter itself. Second of all, this new edition gave me a chance to do what we writers rarely get to do after a work is published: revise it again! Every time I have a chance to comb over a draft, I feel better about it; this book is a better book, even if the changes are all so small only I will ever notice them.”


Q: What connections might there be (spoiler-free as best you can) to your “major label debut novel,” Saint Death’s Daughter?
The Twice-Drowned Saint and Saint Death’s Daughter both take place on the same world—Athe—though they occur in different countries, on different continents, and far apart on the timeline. Every country has its own belief system—much like here on Earth—its own religions, languages, magics, and weird holes in the world. But the Bellisaar Desert, where stands the city of Gelethel in The Twice-Drowned Saint, is also the desert whence the gods Kantu and Ajdenia hail—two of the twelve gods of Saint Death’s Daughter. They do get around!”


Q: What have you got going on and coming up?
“I’m working on the sequel to Saint Death’s DaughterSaint Death’s Herald! And we’re putting on a show in New York City called Ballads from a Distant Star, with music co-created with Caitlyn Paxson, Carlos Hernandez, and Amal El-Mohtar. Oh, and Carlos and I have a tabletop role-playing game coming out soon with Outland Entertainment, called Negocios Infernales!”


Buy The Twice-Drowned Saint now!

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Cross-posted from Mythic Delirium Books


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